HORTON'S ANTIQUE CLOCKS                             JULY 2019

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34.           $850

E. N. Welch Manufacturing Co., calendar wall clock, “Damrosch”, ca 1885. Welch made this same clock for Daniel J. Gale who was the inventor of the calendar movement in this clock. After making several variations of the calendar movement this was his final one. It was also used in the shelf model, “Arditi” and the wall model, “Damrosch”. This last movement incorporated the day and month on two smaller dials with a larger day of the month dial. The black walnut case is 41 inches tall, appears to have all its original wood parts. Both dials have new paper on the original dial pans. It has the correct brass pendulum and wood stick, complete Gale label inside on the backboard, and a complete Welch label on the back of the case. The 8-day time only movement is clean and running properly. The calendar hand may be moved in either direction to set the month correctly. Ly-Welch, pages 62-63: Ly-“Calendar, pages 67-69. The last and only other Damrosch I sold went for over $3000. $1000-$1500.

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